About us

ArtSIG aims to enrich practice by promoting arts therapies and the use of the arts in education and in enhancing the understanding of psychiatrists’ roles within medicine and within society.

From this page you can sign up to ArtSIG, get involved in promoting the arts in psychiatry and keep up to date with latest news and events.

Our aims:

  • Provide a forum for the exchange of ideas and collaboration
  • Promote art as therapy
  • Promote understanding of arts therapies
  • Utilise our professional expertise to support the authentic portrayal of mental states

Our Current Objectives:

  • To grow the SIG membership and identify the many arts activities taking place
  • We are seeking articles of any relevance
  • Inform ArtSIG members of any relevant upcoming arts events

TBS Balamurali (Joint Chair)

Peter MacRae (Joint Chair)

Hannah Ali (Financial Officer)

ArtSIG is open to all members of The Royal College of Psychiatrists. Members and Associates may join by completing our  online application form or emailing the College Membership office.

Others may be invited to join at the discretion of the ArtSIG Chair.

Contact: catherine.langley@rcpsych.ac.uk

Future events

None currently planned. 

Past events

Arts and Psychiatry SIG Annual Conference on 08 April 2019 at the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Please see event agenda for what was covered on the day.

Louis Quail: Big Brother  Artist Talk and Q&A on Thursday 04 October 2018, 18:00-20:00 at the Royal College of Psychiatrists

The Art of Psychiatry Society has been exploring the relationship between the arts and psychiatry, through artists talks, since 2011. This year the Art of Psychiatry Society and the RCPsych Art SIG joined forces to welcome their first guest artist to give a talk at the Royal College.

Louis Quail is a documentary photographer and he discussed his recently published work Big Brother. More information about Louis and his work is available at louisquail.com.

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